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Zinc Supreme (120 caps)

Zinc Supreme is a fully reacted, proprietary TRAACS® amino acid chelate formulated for enhanced absorption. As an essential mineral, zinc serves catalytic, structural, and regulatory functions in the body. Zinc ultimately supports immune and neurological function, growth, taste acuity, nutrient metabolism, and reproductive health.*

$28.00

Product Description

Zinc is so freaking awesome! I could spend 17 hours writing all about how it helps the body function and still probably only be through half of its benefits. You can check your Zinc levels in the blood as an RBC Zinc marker. It’s best to run in the red blood cells rather than the serum for more accurate results. And make sure you take it in the middle of a meal so it doesn’t make you nauseous. Lastly, high doses of Zinc can deplete your body of copper so make sure your doctor is staying on top of that.

Zinc is an essential trace mineral and serves an important role in the body. More than 300 enzymes depend on zinc for their normal activities in cellular metabolism. As a cofactor, zinc participates in carbohydrate and protein metabolism as well as copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD) antioxidant activity. Zinc’s role in supporting immune function includes regulating T lymphocytes, natural killer cells, CD4 cells, and interleukin II. A review of the research suggests that “zinc supplementation can significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality of apparently well-nourished children and shorten the time to recovery from acute [health problems]”

Zinc’s pivotal role in protein metabolism translates into a pivotal role in wound healing, DNA synthesis, normal inflammatory response, and normal growth and development during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. Zinc helps maintain the structural integrity of cell membranes; it assists them in their normal function and protects them from oxidative damage.[4] Research in human subjects of various ages suggests that zinc supplementation decreases oxidative stress markers, supports a normal response to inflammation, and appears to be a factor in balancing TH1 and TH2 immune cell activity. Skin and mucous membranes also depend on zinc for their maintenance and integrity.